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Sakho completes Liverpool switch

Created on 02 Sept., 2013 10:13 AM GMT

Mamadou Sakho has become the second player to join Liverpool on transfer deadline day after completing his move from Paris Saint-Germain.

The France international has penned a long-term deal at Anfield and provides further defensive options for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers - who also signed Tiago Ilori earlier on Monday.

The 23-year-old came through the youth system at PSG in 2007 and made 201 appearances during his career in the French capital.

He picked up a Ligue 1 winners medal last season but the lure of securing UEFA Champions League football with Liverpool has attracted him to the Premier League. 

"I'm delighted to be here. I'd like to thank everyone for the welcome," he told the club's official website. "I came here because the project that is in place at Liverpool interests me. I'm really looking forward to playing my first game.

"My aim while I am here is to play in the Champions League with Liverpool.

"The Champions League is a tournament that all the great clubs in Europe participate in and that's where we need to get to.

"I hope to create a new piece of history with our supporters at Anfield."

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